Evangeline’s 5th Annual Crawfish Festival: a recipe for a good time

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

The Cajun expression “laissez les bons temps rouler” (let the good times roll) certainly applied last Saturday at the 5th Annual Crawfish Boil at Evangeline’s Bistro & Music Hall.  Here are the ingredients that made it so successful:

Take 700 pounds of crawfish,

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

invite 5 teams of LSU alums (St. Louis Chapter) to add their special sauce,

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

and then observe as hundreds of people enjoy the tasty results.  Proprietor Don Bailey’s guesstimate was that at least 1300 people stopped by throughout the day-long event.Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

Some came to enjoy the all-you-can-eat Cajun feast, while others came for drinks and to listen to musical groups who performed from noon until 9 p.m.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Shop News  Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers LSU alums Evangeline's 5th Annual Crawfish Festival Central West End

Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, above, who are regulars at Evangeline’s Sunday Brunch were there, and later on there was dancing to the Zydeco Crawdaddies at the newly-redecorated Mahler Ballroom, 4915 Washington.

Evangeline’s Bistro & Music Hall, 512 N. Euclid Ave.

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